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The Darling Downs and the surrounding regions is the home to a wealth of sporting and netball talent. Our region has been the starting point for multiple Firebirds and Diamond players throughout the years.

Each week through the associations, thousands of players hit the courts and enjoy netball as their chosen sport. Some players choose to participate in the next level of competition, be it the Darling Downs Interdistrict Competition, State Age or Premier League, to test their skills against the regions and the states finest players.


The Darling Downs Panthers are regional and country netball, a fact we are immensely proud of. We believe that every player, no matter where they live, deserves the same opportunity as a player based in major cities. It's not easy but the enduring rural spirit and sense of community is what drives us.


The Panther Pathway is designed to help players that choose to pursue their netball ambitions. It is designed to prepare not only their core skills but also their mind and body as they journey further into competitive netball. Guided and designed by an Elite accredited coach, it gives every player the best chance of pursuing their dreams.

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Every journey starts with a first step. The Cubs program embraces every ten to seventeen year old player in the Darling Downs, welcoming them to come and improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Whilst having fun, the players are also being introduced to concepts of health, nutrition and the greater sisterhood of players on the Darling Downs. From this group of athletes selected, participants are then invited to come and participate in a second phase of training and mentoring.

2021 Program 

Darling Downs Cubs Phase 1

Venues Roma, Goondiwindi and Highfields 

5 week program commencing 13th February 2021.

Cost: $150

Link to register


Darling Downs Cubs Phase 2

Selected and Identified players from Cubs Phase 1

Term 3 dates to be advised 

Link to register to be advised 

Cost: To be advised

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2021, the Futures are reborn. We are committed to preparing these athletes and helping them take the next step in their journey. By exposing them to the top level competitions and teams, they stand ready to make the transition into the HART Ruby Series and beyond. The Futures is an emerging athlete environment that assists players to transition to the next levels of netball. The Futures will compete in both metropolitan regular competitions and carnivals across SE QLD.

Darling Downs Future Panthers 

19U (2002/2003) and 17U (2004/2005) teams to be selected for regular competition in Brisbane. 

Trial date to be advised. 

Cost: To be advised

Link to register to be advised 

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The Darling Downs Panthers is the pinnacle of netball wearing the regions colours. The regions team compete in the HART Ruby Series and participate against seven other franchises in this competition. 

The pride and the honour in representing the Darling Downs is not only testament to these players hard work and sacrifice, but also to their families, friends, clubs  and associations.

This team is the embodiment of our purpose. That any athlete, no matter where they live, has the right to play in the top level competition and represent our region in doing so.

Hart Ruby Series Darling Downs Panthers 

Trials 16th February 2021

Panthers compete in the Hart Ruby Series commencing April 2021.

Minimum age to trial 2005

Link to register

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